F2003 - GA

The F2003-GA was the 49th single-seater constructed by Ferrari to take part in the World Formula 1 championship. The thinking behind the car was the same as for the F2002: optimisation of air flow, weight reduction and lowering of the centre of gravity. The rear end was revised and the suspension modified to get the best out of the Bridgestone tyres. The engine underwent a process of reducing the clutter even more and to fine tune the weight distribution.

2003 was a championship that went down to the last race in Suzuka but ultimately Schumacher took his 6th Drivers’ title (beating Fangio’s record) and Ferrari won its fifth straight Constructors’ crown.

Michael Schumacher
Rubens Barrichello

engine

Type rear, longitudinal 90° V10
Total displacement 2997 cc
Maximum power 621 kW (845 hp) at 18,300 rpm
Power per litre 282 hp/l
Valve actuation twin overhead camshafts per bank, four valves per cylinder
Fuel feed Magneti Marelli electronic indirect injection
Lubrication dry sump
Clutch multi-plate

chassis

Frame honeycomb and carbon-fibre composite monocoque
Front suspension independent push-rod, twin wishbones, torsion bar springs, telescopic shock absorbers
Rear suspension independent push-rod, twin wishbones, torsion bar springs, rotary dampers
Brakes carbon-carbon composite discs
Transmission electro-hydraulic 7-speed + reverse
Steering mechanical power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Front tyres 13”, Bridgestone
Rear tyres 13”, Bridgestone
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